Great news – WE MADE OUR GOAL!!!
We would like to give a big shout out of thanks to the following contributors to Shakefest this year:
Marjorie McHenry, Grainne Callan, Simon Scriver, Niamh Ferris, Jack Gallagher, Toby Bourke, Danny Hagerty, Lisa Fogarty, Clodagh Cooney, Maeve Fitzgerald, Joy Booth, Kathy Baker, Edel Lambe, Maria O’Keefe, Anthony Osamade, Mark Sheerin, Ann-Marie O’Toole, SarahJane Callan, Jo McCaffery, Brian Gilligan, Tanya Ross, Stan and Sheila Dale, Miriam and Rob Hewitt, Katie Ryan, Sarah Flanagan, Roisin Corrigan, Brian Walsh, Sandy Fitzgerald, Monica Daly, Maggie (Maggence) Noel, Mary Alagna, and Lauren Guillery plus 3 anonymous funders! All were treated to discount tickets, tshirts and recognition on our website, naturally.
Through your support, Shakefest was able to pay for their event insurance and performer’s fees. Because these fees were covered, it made it possible in order to donate more towards the Charleville Castle Heritage Trust. Shakefest managed to raise €1,000 towards OPERATION RAISE THE ROOF, in which the money is going towards helping to build a protective roof on the castle’s amazing chapel.
Operational costs become alot to deal with when putting together a Shake-a-delic programme for everyone to enjoy, so your help will continue to provide Shakefest with the unique and extraordinary opportunity to promote multiculturalism in Ireland and to help sustain Charleville Castle as an amazing Independent Culture Centre of the Irish Midlands. To this end we have started a Fundit campaign.
Shakefest is a not for profit event, all ticket revenue and proceeds go towards costs and directly to Charleville Castle:
Not only that but it will provide a huge boost to other much needed projects that are underway at the magnificent Charleville Castle such as the current ‘Raise The Roof’ project, in which funds will go towards materials to place a protected roof on the castle’s Neo-Gothic Chapel. This will enable the Chapel to house visiting groups and much needed volunteer training programmes. These projects help sustain the castle itself as well as the volunteers that form the backbone of the castle workforce. Any contribution is greatly appreciated.
Plus! When you donate to Shakefest, you get COOL REWARDS like 2 for the price of 1 admission fees and packages, tshirts, posters and even some Castlepalooza Tickets up for grabs! So check it out and help support a great cause.